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ABT Sportsline boosts looks and performance of Audi S5 and A5 Sportback

The Audi RS5 Coupe is a real stunner with its athletic looks and sporty performance. Regarded as a Gran Turismo among RS models by Audi Sport’s chief executive, the Audi RS5 Coupe offers 450 hp (336 kW) of max output and a 442 lb.-ft. (600 Nm) of peak torque, as derived from a 2.9 liter bi-turbo V6 engine. Getting a top-down version of the Audi RS5 Coupe is out of the question for now, but the good guys at ABT Sportsline are willing to offer a beefed up variant of the Audi S5 Cabriolet.

It is not exactly the RS5 Cabriolet, but ABT Sportsline’s creation is close – the ABT S5 Cabriolet. The most fundamental change made for the S5 Cabriolet is its power rating. As standard, a typical Audi S5 Cabriolet is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbo engine that could deliver 354 hp (260 kW) of max output and 500 Nm of peak torque.

That’s nowhere close to the power rating of the dynamic mill inside the RS5 Cabriolet. However, the German tuner’s ABT Engine Control (AEC) made this already powerful engine become more dynamic, with the output and torque levels surging to 425 hp (313 kW) and 550 Nm, respectively. ABT Sportsline is also making this power tweak available for other body variants of the Audi S5.

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ABT Sportsline gears up to give more power to your new 2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet

After seeing the A5 Cabrio in action for over a decade, ABT Sportsline for sure knows the best aftermarket options for your new Audi. ABT now offers the 2nd generation Audi A5 Cabriolet a new tuning kit. Using ABT’s new power boost, Audi A5’s 248hp (252PS) and 273lb-ft (370Nm) of torque 2.0 liter petrol engine can raise its output by up to 325hp (330PS) and 325lb-ft (440Nm). That is nearly the same output as the new 3.0-liter V6 engine on the Audi S5 Cabriolet which delivers an impressive 354hp (359PS) and 369lb-ft (500Nm) of torque.

Alternatively, the German tuner offers an upgrade for the A5’s Diesel variant. The stock model’s 212hp (215PS) and 325lb-ft (440Nm) 2.0-liter TDI engine can get an additional 25hp (25PS) and 30lb-ft (40Nm) power boost. Owners of the new Audi A5 with 3.0-liter TDI can also avail of ABT’s power kit. This will increase the larger engine’s standard output of 215hp (218PS) to 246hp (250PS) while the normal 295lb-ft (400Nm) of torque is now pushed to the limits at 332lb-ft (450Nm).

Customers who want to give their new Audi A5 Cabriolet more muscle can also choose from ABT Sportsline’s 19-inch and 20-inch wheels in different varieties. Another option is the high performance tires provided by Dunlop and Continental to wrap the new set of wheels.

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New Audi A5 Sportback G-Tron in special wrap seen at 2017 Worthersee Meeting

The largest gathering of Volkswagen and Audi cars in Europe is underway, and the German premium carmaker is displaying the third model of its G-Tron range at the 2017 Worthersee Meeting wrapped in special finish and with apparent aesthetic tweaks.

Audi unveiled the production version of the new Audi A5 Sportback G-Tron at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. Before the model’s eventual introduction to the market in early summer, Audi is making sure that the new G-Tron car gains more attention from the public by showcasing a one-off variant at the Worthersee Meeting.

The A5 Sportback G-Tron at Worthersee sports a customized two-tone exterior to make it more appealing. However, it isn’t a fully modified unit, unlike the VW GTI First Decade concept that is also being displayed at the event. Around two-thirds – starting from the front end -- of the exterior of this one-off A5 Sportback G-Tron is wrapped in dark grey finish. It then blends with a honeycomb blue finish on the rear side doors. This finish completely dominates the rear end of the one-off A5 Sportback G-Tron.

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X-Tomi renders Audi A5 models as SEAT Salsa coupe and cabriolet

As part of the Volkswagen Group, SEAT and Audi have access to each other’s products. This means that if SEAT wanted to, it could take on some models of the German premium carmaker and re-badge them as its own offerings. This has happened before, when the Spanish carmaker took on Audi’s A4, made some modifications and rebadged it as the SEAT Exeo.

There is a possibility that SEAT could do it again, but with another vehicle that’s part of Audi’s lineup. SEAT could build on the Audi A5, whose new generation has just been unveiled. That said, SEAT would be able to offer the coupe and convertible versions of the Audi A5 as its own models.

But before we wonder how the new Audi A5 coupe and cabriolet would look like when transformed into SEAT models, we could take a good look at the renderings made by visual artist X-Tomi. These renderings virtually spell out Audi A5 – both the coupe and convertible versions – but with certain visual modifications that identify them as vehicles from SEAT. These modifications are mostly found on the front end of the SEAT Salsa models – the moniker given by X-Tomi. These tweaks include the grille found in SEAT’s new models, the SEAT badge and logo.

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The latest members of the new-generation Audi A5 family have touched down at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. The new 2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet and S5 Cabriolet are making their North American debut, with an aim to spice up their appeal to the premium vehicle market in the United States.

These new Audi models include the new generation of the A5 and the S5, but without the hard top. Prior to the introduction of these models, Audi’s new generation A5 lineup seemed incomplete. Their arrival signals the availability of open-air driving and riding experience in the A5 family. Both the A5 and S5 Cabriolet are provided with a fully automatic top with one-touch opening function. This soft cloth top could be opened and closed -- with just a touch of a button -- in just 15 seconds and 18 seconds, respectively, at speeds of up to 31 mph. When opened, the top folds into three layers and stores itself in a tray located below the luggage compartment.

Basically, the A5 and S5 Cabriolet are the same, with the difference mainly centered in their engines, thus their on-the-road performances. Thus, the S5 is considered as the steroid-boosted A5 sans the muscles. Acting as the heart of the A5 Cabriolet is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 252 hp of output and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. Paired to a seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission, this engine allows the A5 Cabriolet to zoom from zero to 60 mph in 6.0 seconds.

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A manual transmission arguably brings more excitement to the person behind the wheel. Here’s some good news to those who have been waiting for Audi to release the latest word on the A5 and S5 coupes. Much to our surprise, the Audi A5 is not the only Audi model that will have the six-speed manual sticks. The two-door coupe (A5) and the four-door variant (A4) will both come with manual transmission. If there’s more, these two different variants will also be sharing the same type of engine.

The new S5 model will have the powerful 354 hp engine and is capable of producing up to 369 pound feet of torque. Expect the two Audis to come with larger wheel arches, bolder shoulders and more distinctive outlines. Also, both the S5 and A5 models will be receiving a much wider grille design.

It goes without saying that the new A5 will also arrive in the US. The same model will feature the 252hp, 273lb-ft of torque turbocharged engine in four cylinders. Both 6-speed manual and 7-speed dual clutch transmissions are included in the new line-up.

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Hatchback enthusiasts are likely to be delighted with the news that Audi will finally be releasing to the U.S. market the 2018 A5 Sportback, which is the five-door version of the A5 coupe. That is not all as the brand will also be releasing the 2018 S5 Sportback. While price details have yet to be officially revealed, Audi says it will release these two models by spring.

There is however at least one difference in that while the U.S. market will indeed be getting a hatchback, it will not have the same powertrain options being made available in Europe. For the models offered in the European market, customers have the chance to select between diesel engines and gas-powered ones. They can even choose between the automatic transmission, which is standard, and the manual offered as an option. However for the U.S., only two engines will be offered and both are paired to automatic transmissions.

Specifically for the A5 Sportback, it will be powered with the same 4-cylinder turbocharged engine inside the A4 Sedan, A5 Coupe, and A5 Convertible. The engine has an output at 252 hp with peak torque coming in at 273 lb.-ft. It is paired to the automatic dual-clutch seven-speed transmission. This allows the A5 Sportback to be almost as fast as its two-door counterpart with acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. Meanwhile the S5 Sportback has the turbocharged V6 engine capable of 354 hp with top torque of 369 lb.-ft., and paired to the standard automatic 8-speed transmission. With this, the S5 Sportback can go from zero to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

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Somehow, the new generation of Audi’s A5 family remained incomplete as it lacked a convertible version – until now. This comes as Audi unveiled the 2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet, which allows four occupants to fully enjoy open-top rides in a mid-sized premium model.

Aside from its long wheelbase, the new A5 Cabriolet also features a wide track that measures 1,587 mm (62.5 inches) at the front and 1,568 mm (61.7 in) at the rear. Ride comfort comes courtesy of an updated five-link front suspension and a five-link rear suspension, with adaptive dampers available as an option.

These elements have been integrated into the standard Audi drive select dynamic handling system, which allows drivers to pick between a dynamic or a comfortable drive.

Read the entire article 2018 Audi A5 and S5 Cabriolet make their debut

The latest iterations of the Audi A5 Sportback and its performance-laden S5 Sportback sibling have arrived. For their second generation, the Audi A5 Sportback offers a great combination of elegant exterior design, superior interior luxury and comfort, high functionality and the latest in in-car connectivity and infotainment. In addition, the new A5 Sportback comes updated with high-performance drives, state-of-the-art driver assistance systems and reengineered suspension systems.

Interestingly, the new A5 Sportback could be availed as a bivalent g-tron that could be fueled by any of the following: Audi e-gas, natural gas or gasoline. Its S5 version, meanwhile, is now powered by a new six-cylinder turbo engine that could provide up to 354 hp of output and 500 Nm (368.8 lb-ft) of torque.

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Audi is coming out with the second generation of the A5 Coupé, one that is elegant, sporty, and athletic. It was nine years ago, back in 2007, with the release of the first A5 that this Ingolstadt-based automaker revolutionized the mid-size segment.

Back then, it appeared as if the company managed to build work art thus it took the world by storm. With this second generation, the company hopes to show a model that comes with high-tech features and a new design that complements its sophisticated aerodynamics.

Underneath the body are a powerful engine and a new chassis, while the interior comes with driver assistance systems and advanced infotainment systems.

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People who love Audi’s racing cars will certainly be thrilled when they find out that the company is bringing the same racing power to a car intended for the road. This car is the Audi A5 DTM selection special edition, the third of its kind to be produced by Audi.

It joins the A4 Sedan, which was produced in 2005 and the A5 Coupe, which came out in 2013. The Audi A5 DTM will have features that have been inspired by its racing cousin, features that have been slightly toned down to be road legal.

The two door coupe features a 3.0 liter TDI engine, built to deliver an impressive 245 horsepower rating, equivalent to 180 kW. The car is propelled forward by 9J by 20-inch cast aluminum wheels fitted with 265/30 R 20 racing tires.

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Audi Sport’s newest car, the Audi A5 DTM, is set to make its racing debut on April 29, 2012 at the Hockenheimring, exactly nine months after it was rolled out. Audi hopes to continue its winning run with the A5 DTM in Hockenheimring, after two of its cars made remarkable season-opening victories.

Audi Sport Team Joest drove the Audi R18 TDI into an opening round win at the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in mid-March.The WRT customer team, meanwhile, drove the new Audi R8 LMS ultra into another Audi victory at the first race of the FIA GT1 World Championship. Audi is now preparing for the season opener for the DTM series, which marks the start of a new age for the touring car racing series.

For this season, the DTM is racing with coupe cars, the first time since 2003. It will also mark the first time in 20 years that the three big German premium carmakers - Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz - are competing against each other again. However, it is difficult to determine which German carmaker has the advantage over the others, despite several joint track tests including the ones at Valencia, Spain, and at the Hockenheimring.

Read the entire article Eight Audi A5 DTMs will race at Hockenheimring season opener on April 29

Audi AG’s updated variant of the A5 coupe has started to sell in Europe, even as the region is faced with a sovereign debt crisis. The vehicle is tagged at 34,200 euros or $47,050. Karl-Heinz Grohe, director at a Hamburg advertising agency, related that the A5 was a "head-turner," as it is more of a prestige vehicle for those searching to enhance their look. Grohe has previously rejected the vehicle due to a possible recession in Europe.

The A5 is available as a convertible, a four-door Sportback and a two-door coupe. It is a core model for the Volkswagen AG unit, being positioned in the middle of the popular A6 and A4 lineups.

The vehicle highlights the company's sporty image for mid-range luxury purchasers and aids in boosting profit margins. The company comprises 44 percent of the operating profit of VW in the first nine months this year.

Read the entire article 2012 Audi A5 Facelift goes on sale, meets Europe’s sovereign debt crisis

One month following its introduction at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, the Audi A5 DTM will have its public appearance for the first time on a DTM weekend. Audi factory driver Tom Kristensen will show the new 460hp race vehicle for the 2012 season to the enthusiasts at Hockenheim. The former DTM racer and eight-time Le Mans champion will be driving a show lap in the brand new coupe before and after the DTM race on Sunday.

On another note, Martin Tomczyk will be guest of honor at the huge championship party of Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel in his hometown of Heppenheim.

Vettel and Tomczyk have a common sponsor, Red Bull, which has prepared a surprise present to the new DTM Champion. Meanwhile, soccer and motorsport will be visually united at the DTM finale.

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Audi unveiled its latest DTM vehicle just a night before the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. While the company has the V8 quattro from 1990 to 1992 and the A4 from 2004 to 2011, for the very first time it went with a two-door coupe for this rather famous international touring car series. During the show, visitors will get the chance to get a first glimpse as it will be exhibited from the 13th of September and up to the 25th at Audi Hall.

Over the last seven DTM races, the company has won four of them and now the A5 DTM has a look that is tougher and lower when compared to the already successful previous model. Below its body is a chassis which utilizes a hybrid construction and is composed of carbon. By having a steel cage combined with a carbon fiber moncoque, it manages to set new benchmarks when it comes to a race touring car’s safety.

Further, the chassis is merely one of at least 50 components that are the same for all vehicles participating in the DTM. While it was still being developed, Audi Sport gave the A5 DTM the internal project title of "R17".

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For the most popular international touring car racing series, Audi will be relying on the A5 coupe, which is internally named "R17," starting in 2012. Audi is set to replace the four-door A4 DTM, which has given Audi four prestigious DTM title since 2004. The A5 that will soon arrive in dealerships has received upgrades to its performance and aesthetics.

This upgraded A5 offers the basis for the new DTM car. Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich said that in 2012, new Technical Regulations will take effect in the DTM. Ullrich added that the company has the exact model that’s right in the A5 and that he’s positive that the Audi's success story will continue in the DTM.

The German Motorsport Association (DMSB) and the DTM umbrella organization ITR are closely collaborating and have teamed up with the automakers in setting new safety standards. Dr. Ullrich said that its engineers have been working on raising the safety in the DTM “to the highest possible level." He added that what Audi learned at Le Mans this year is that it has an excellent and suitable concept of designing safety structures. He explained that this is precisely what Audi has been attempting to use in the DTM's safety concept, alongside colleagues from BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

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Audi refreshed the A5 model series for its 2012 model year, making the lineup more distinctive. The Sportback, Coupé, Cabriolet and S5 models were installed with advanced technologies. The engine, quattro drive and infotainment were made sportier, more efficient, and smarter.

The design, which was given an update, played up the technical improvements in these models. Audi redesigned the rear lights and the headlights. These models can come with xenon plus technology with homogenous LED daytime running lights as options. The interior was available with new colors and materials.

This modified engine lineup, which consists of each of the four TDI diesel and three TFSI gasoline units, came with forced induction and direct fuel injection. The new 1.8 TFSI was offered with several innovations. On average, fuel consumption was cut by 11%. All the engine-transmission configurations came with start-stop system and the recuperation system as standard.

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Audi has released the Black Edition, consisting of upgrades for its A4 and A5 S-line models. The Black Edition is available for the A4 saloon/Avant and the A5 coupe. When it comes to styling, the Black Edition has added a high-gloss black grille surround, matt black window, numberplate and foglight surrounds and 19-inch, titanium-finished alloys.

The interior features piano black finishes, iPod connection and either Audi's parking system 'Plus' with on-screen graphics for the A4 saloon or tinted windows in the Avant variants. The Black Edition is offered throughout the A4 and A5 engine range, costing £1250 over the S-line. The A4 is priced from £27,220 to £38,095, and A5’s price range is from £31,175 to £39,330.

In addition, Audi released a new Technik specification, offered for A4 saloon and Avant TDI variants. Based on the SE, Technik will install a leather interior, DVD satellite navigation, iPod connection and Audi's 'Plus' parking system. Priced from £27,270 to £35,205, the Technik models carry a premium of £915 over the SE specification.

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The tuning specialists at Senner have launched their version of the Audi A5 Cabrio, which now has a more aggressive appearance due to its RS bodywork. Only days ago, Senner had shown its package for the Audi A1. The modifications to the exterior include a new front spoiler with larger air intakes, a new grille, RS5-like exterior mirrors and diffuser fins at the back.

The Senner Audi A5 Cabrio also got fitted with a new exhaust system with 4 tailpipes 88x74 mm in diameter and a roof that can now be opened or folded via radio signals.

The Audi A5 Cabrio features the 20 inch Verianza TIS (on the right) and the Schwert SC1 (on the left) light alloy wheels. These are all covered in Vredstein tires. To add prestige, several tweaks to the interior were also done with the use of surfaces made from leather and extensive carbon fiber applications.

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The price of cutting a dash in the Audi A5 coupe has been further lowered by the economical new 53 mpg A5 2.0 TDI, which is currently available to order now in front-wheel-drive and Quattro all-wheel-drive configurations valued from £28,485 OTR (€35,250 or $44,850), and will reach markets in the UK beginning in March 2009. Its opening also correspond with the unveiling of the even more arresting S line specification for all A5 versions, offered at a premium of £2,250 (€2,784 or $3,540) over standard trim.

Following its performance coupe positioning, the A5 utilizes the most powerful, 170 hp variant of the latest generation 2.0-liter TDI unit originally seen in the A4 Saloon and Avant. Improved by a sophisticated common rail piezo fuel injection system, the high-tech unit makes its remarkable 350 Nm torque output available from just 1,750 rpm, and by taking full advantage of this through the standard six-speed manual transmission the 0-62 mph (100 km/h) acceleration can be attained in just 8.3 seconds in the front-wheel-drive model.

This strong performance is reinforced by fuel efficiency with 53.3mpg on the total cycle is 20 per cent more frugal than the already economical A5 2.7 TDI (44.1mpg), and CO2 output at 140g/km is 9 per cent lower on the next lowest rival, the A5 2.0 TFSI (154g/km).

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